Win over Lurgan sees Garvey safe after a mixed week

Studying the bowls in the match between Lisnagarvey B and Rathfriland, at Warren Gardens. US1534-512cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Studying the bowls in the match between Lisnagarvey B and Rathfriland, at Warren Gardens. US1534-512cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

It was a mixed week for Lisnagarvey in NIBA Division One.

They easily accounted for Lurgan in midweek but agonisly lost by the narrowest of margins, a quarter of a point away to Carrick on Saturday.

Keeping an eye on things as Lisnagarvey B went down to Rathfriland. US1534-513cd

Keeping an eye on things as Lisnagarvey B went down to Rathfriland. US1534-513cd

CARRICK 71.25 (5)

LISNAGARVEY 71 (2)

A three helped Neil Mulholland to a 10-7 lead at the tenth and 14-9 at 15 ends before Garvey won by four shots.

Two threes gave Martin Nelson a 13-5 lead at the tenth but he was 15-16 down at 15 ends. Garvey came back to 19-16 at 18 ends but lost by two shots.

Despite lifting four and three Ivan Craig was level 12-12 at the tenth but 16-14 up at 15 ends and Garvey got home by a shot.

Down 5-12 at the tenth and 11-14 at 15 ends Philip Cromie lost 14-21, which when the Carrick score was quartered gave the home team a 3.25 shots win

A. Murphy 14, S. Irwin, C. Corry, K. Armstrong, N. Mulholland 18; K. Walker 21, S. Jess, P. Hughes, B. Carroll, M. Nelson 19; R. Mullen 19, W. Scott, A. O’Rourke, A. McNevison, I. Craig 20; D. Hill 17.25, G. Riley, J. Shortt, J. McCloughlin, P. Cromie 14.

LISNAGARVEY 76 (6)

LURGAN 56 (1)

Lisnagarvey appear to be safe from the relegation zone following this 20 shots win and six points at home to Lurgan on Wednesday night.

A three and a four helped Neil Mulholland to a 13-7 lead at the tenth and a four at 15 ends gave Garvey a 22-7 lead. In a 18 ends game they won by 13 shots.

A three at the ninth gave Ivan Craig a 10-7 lead and Garvey added three to make it 21-8 at 15 ends before winning by 15 shots.

Down 7-13 at the tenth and 9-18 at 15 ends Noel Graham lost by 12 shots.cc

Two threes gave Philip Cromie a 12-8 lead at the tenth and 16-11 at 15 ends before winning by four shots.

S. Irwin, K. Armstrong, J. McCloughlin, N. Mulholland 24, J. Gilliland 11; W. Scott, M. Nelson, G. McCloughlin, I. Craig 25, A. Briggs 10; S. Jess, P. Hughes, R. Carroll, N. Graham 10, M. Montgomery 22; A. Johnston, J. Shortt, C. Hill, P. Cromie 17, A. Roberts 13.

Jim back with a win

LISNAGARVEY B 68 (1) RATHFRILAND 80 (6)

JIM Chapman returned to Lisnagarvey B and he was the only winner at home to Rathfriland in NIBA Division 3 when Garvey lost by 12 shots..

Two threes helped Chapman to a 13-3 lead at the tenth and 19-9 at 15 ends. Garvey added a four to win by 15 shots.

Down 4-14 at the tenth and 9-18 at 15 ends Derek Porter lost by 14 shots.

At the tenth Alton Reid was 6-16 down and 10-18 five ends later before losing by ten shots.

After lifting a three Denis Rankin was 10-8 ahead at the tenth and 16-12 at 15 ends but Garvey lost by three shots.

A. Smyth, G. McKeown, M. Wilson, D. Porter 11, J. Moffett 25; S. McDowell, C. McClean, J. Nelson, A. Reid 13, G. Blakly 23; K. Johnston, P. Foers, M. Adamson, D. Rankin 18, K. Blakely 21; M. Simpson, R. McBride, R. Lemon, J. Chapman 26, J. McKnight 11.